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Pegasus in Flight Summary ´ 104 Þ As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping stone to the stars she was always reAs director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping stone to the stars she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the CenterFeisty and Streetwise t. I loved this book when I was young and read it at least a dozen times But when I picked it up this time years after I last read it I was unpleasantly jolted by the unexamined assumptions McCaffrey makes about poverty and non Western cultures throughout the book these show up in her minor characters her major characters and her own writing I have the impression now that the book was written in a rush and certainly not to its credit

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Welve year old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments where the poor struggled to make ends meet and children were conscripted or sold into menial work programs Young Peter paralyzed in a freak accident hoped someday to get into space where zero gravity would enable him to function easily Both desperately needed help only. I read this a couple of times as a teenager and it was reliable enough for those times when I just needed a fun easy book to get through that I still had a copy on my shelf It's been a while though and reading it as an adult was a jarring experienceJust to start with the book expresses some truly nasty assumptions about people from south and west Asia Neesters in the slang of the book up to and including characters blessing a much older man essentially claiming a 12 year old girl to be a future partner because Neester girls ripen soonerBeyond that I'm surprised by how casually authoritarian the Talent are in this book It's hidden by setting them off against a world government with very Soviet coercive trappings but it's stunning to see the disregard for human dignity and autonomy that I completely glossed over as a teenager reading this outsider wish fulfillment fantasy

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Pegasus in FlightOther Talents could provideWith the appearance in her life of one extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all Rhyssa suddenly found herself uestioning everything she thought she knew about her people And when two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual and unexpected abilities she realized that she would have to reassess the potential of all Talentki. A light read enjoyable than the first in the series I guess because it was written as a whole rather than a collection of short stories Still uite dated in gender views and technology but overall good fun